February 3, 2012

Game Notes: Hampden-Sydney Looks for 10th ODAC Win, Saturday vs. Emory & Henry

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Hampden-Sydney (15-5, 9-3 ODAC) vs. Emory & Henry (9-11, 3-8 ODAC)
Saturday, February 4 | 2:00 pm | Fleet Gymnasium

Last Time Out for the Tigers    
Cam Anderson and Ru White recorded double-doubles while combining for 21 points and 23 rebounds as the Tigers took an 87-62 win over Bridgewater.
• The Tigers improve to 15-5 overall and 9-3 in ODAC play.
• The Eagles kept it close for much of the first half, trailing just 23-21, but the Tigers ran out to a 49-29 halftime lead and never looked back.
Ben Jessee was the Tigers' top scorer with 18 points.
Harrison George added 11 points and eight rebounds.
• Aaron Adams and Ed Reddick led the Eagles with 12 points each, and Tavis Stapleton added ten points off the bench.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 42.9% from the floor (33-of-77) and 30.4% (7-of-23) from beyond the arc.
• The Eagles shot 35.6% (21-of-59) from the floor, 30.8% (4-of-13) from three, and 76.2% (16-of-21) from the charity stripe.

Last Time Out for the Wasps    
• Greensboro outlasted Emory & Henry on Wednesday, defeating the Wasps 68-60.
• With the loss, Emory & Henry falls to 9-11 overall and 3-8 in ODAC play.  
• In a back-and-forth first half, Greensboro took the lead before intermission and pushed it out to double digits in the second half.
• The Wasps came within one, but could not close the gap.
• Malcolm Green led the Wasps with 17 points and six rebounds.
• Tyler Mullins was not far off with 15 points and five rebounds, and Jorel Terrell chipped in with eight points off the bench.
• Greensboro saw four players score in double figures, including a team-high 15 points from Luqman Tijani.
• The Wasps were 24-of-46 (52.2%) from the floor, 4-of-16 (25.0%) from three, and 8-of-15 (53.3%) from the foul line.
• The Pride was 27-of-52 (51.9%) from the floor and 2-of-12 (16.7%) from beyond the arc.

The Last Time These Two Met    
• Hampden-Sydney defeated Emory & Henry 71-61 in the first round of the 2011 ODAC Tournament in Fleet Gymnasium.
• Harrison George led all scorers with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting.
• Ru White had an outstanding night with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Randall Ward was the third Tiger to score in double figures with 14 points, three steals, two rebounds, and two assists.
Sasha Obradovic and Patrick Corrigan were the Tigers' top scorers off the bench with five points each.
• Terrence Grigg, Josh Cunningham, and J.T. Murray all scored 11 points to lead the Wasps.
• Hampden-Sydney shot 41.4% from the floor (21-of-58), 21.1% (4-of-19) from beyond the arc, and 19-of-27 (70.4%) from the free throw line.
• The Wasps shot 44.4% (24-of-54) from the floor, 38.9% (7-of-18) from three, and 85.7% (6-7) from the foul line.

Looking at Emory & Henry    
• Stands at ninth in the ODAC with a 3-8 conference mark and 9-11 overall record.
• All three ODAC wins came in January over Randolph (79-73), Roanoke (69-60), and Bridgewater (57-48).
• Malcolm Green leads the team with 13.7 points-per-game, and Damian Edwards  - a rookie of the year candidate - scores 10.7 per-contest while leading the team in assists (2.3 apg) and steals (1.9).
• Tyler Mullins is the team's top rebounder with 5.7 per-game.

The Final Stretch    
• Saturday's game is the second game of the final month of the regular season with the Tigers playing six games - five of which are in the ODAC.
• It will be no easy stretch with games against the other three top four teams in the league, and two nationally ranked opponents - #3 Virginia Wesleyan and#21 Randolph-Macon.

In the National Ranks    
• Through January 29, Hampden-Sydney is third in the nation in field goal percentage, connecting on 51.8% of its attempts.
• The Tigers' hot shooting has led to a 86.7 point-per-game average which is 11th nationally (No. 1 Grinnell - 113.3 ppg).
• Their 16.8 point scoring margin is sixth nationally (No. 1 MIT - 22.5).

The Numbers Game    
• The Tigers have posted an impressive 17.2 point scoring margin through 20 games this season. 10 of the Tigers' 15 wins have been by 20 points of more.
• Harrison George has cracked into the top 20 of Hampden-Sydney's all time leading scorers with 1,225 points and is the 23rd player to score at least 1,200.
• Ben Jessee is 33rd on the Tigers' top scoring list with 1,087 points.  
• Under Vick, Hampden-Sydney is 32-1 when scoring at least 81 points.
• The Tigers have scored 100 points 3 times this year.
• Hampden-Sydney has 3 players in the top-6 in field goal percentage in the ODAC.
• Harrison George has scored at least 20 points 28 times and posted 16 double-doubles.  
• Hampden-Sydney will play 4 of its final 6 games in the friendly confines of Fleet Gymnasium.
• The Tigers hit the 12 win mark at home last year. It was the 18th time the Tigers won at least 10 games in a season at Fleet.